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La Meri Images

  1. 1. The “La Meri” Collection San Antonio Theatre Archives Held at The San Antonio Public Library Texana/Genealogy Desk
  2. 2. “ La Meri” in San Antonio Lilian and “La Meri” at San Pedro Park Birthday party for “Dickie” at house on Laurel St. Mulhollands High School for Girls Graduation, May 1913
  3. 3. La Meri’s First Automobile, 202 King Williams Street, 1913
  4. 4. La Meri: Chronology of Appearances 1931-1946
  5. 5. Jacob’s Pillow Production <ul><li>La Meri (1899-1988) studied and performed all over the world. She made her New York debut in 1928 and first danced at Jacob's Pillow in 1940. </li></ul><ul><li>La Meri was also a major cornerstone of the Pillow's faculty for decades, and she served as a member of the Board of Directors. </li></ul><ul><li>While she presented the dances of many cultures, she specialized in Spanish and Indian forms. </li></ul><ul><li>A particularly memorable offering was her interpretation of Swan Lake using Hindu gesture technique. </li></ul>La Meri as Hamsa-Rani in her production of Swan Lake Photo: Marcus Blechman, 1944
  6. 6. <ul><li>Swan Lake Performance at Jacob's Pillow </li></ul>
  7. 7. “ Song of Songs” L to R: Peter di Falco, La Meri, Ted Shawn- Photographer: Jack Mitchel at Jacob’s Pillow, 1946
  8. 8. La Meri
  9. 9. La Meri, Javanese costume Photo: Marcus Blechman
  10. 10. “ The White Peacock” (Griffes) Paris, 1930
  11. 11. Debut in Bharata Natyam (Choreog. Vadivelu Pillai) Madras, 1937
  12. 12. “ Nasu to Kabocha” (Choreog. Kodera) Photo: Marcus Blechman, 1945
  13. 13. “ Huayno” (Peru) Photo: Marcus Blechman, N.Y., 1949
  14. 14. La Meri and Peter di Falco “Sevellanos”- Dec 1946
  15. 15. “ Escape” Photographer: Jack Mitchell, Jacob’s Pillow 1960
  16. 16. “ Carabali” (Cuba), Photographer Rosel, New York, 1944
  17. 17. “ Zandunga” (Mexico), Photographer: Rosel, New York, 1944
  18. 18. “ Farruca” (Flamenco) Photographer: Marcus Blechman, New York, 1944
  19. 19. “ Marwari Kathak” Photographer: Rosel, 1944
  20. 20. In a Prologue in San Antonio, 1922
  21. 21. La Meri in “El Gato” Photographer: Rosel, 1944
  22. 22. ‘ Krishna-Gopala” (Choreog. La Meri) E. D. C. Theater N.Y.C., 1940
  23. 23. La Meri- Ruth St Denis at “School of Natya” Studio,1940
  24. 24. “ Parvati” in “Pradakchina of Ganesh” Her Last Performance, Photographer: Craig, Cape Cod 1969
  25. 25. La Meri at her home in Cape Cod with her champion Belgian Sheepdogs
  26. 26. Program: A Summer Festival of Ethnic Dance- MA,1971
  27. 27. Lillian Hughes Newcomer: “La Meri’s” Sister

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